Gastric Band Surgery in Thailand

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Gastric Band Surgery in Bangkok

Price: $ 11,420

Gastric Band Surgery in Koh Samui

Price: $ 11,420

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Bangkok Hospital Samui

From 6 verified reviews

Harriette Losee, 09 November 2020

My experience with Bangkok Hospital Samui has been amazing. I spent several days here, and the nurses were so kind, thoughtful, and skilled at what they do. My procedure went so smoothly and I'm happy with the results. The surgeon was very good at easing my concerns. He distracted me from my worries and very professional at his job. I am very thankful for all the staff there.

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Bangpakok 9 International Hospital

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Ping Hirunluang, 29 August 2020

Service is very good Khun Morn Phadon, the obstetric department is very good, very kind, the antenatal care to both doctors.Was pregnant and had both miscarriages, but both children were safe. Doctors and nurses take good care. The doctor said very encouraging. The cheapest caesarean section is 48,000 baht (year 2020) including sterilization 53,000 baht.

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Mission Hospital Bangkok

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Jackie Colman, 16 November 2020

I love the surgeon and staff here. They are very attentive, caring, and professional. I have received nothing but 5 star treatment. The surgeon helped me feel relaxed about my surgery and the nurse makes me feel comfortable and feel ok. They even help me to get back home sooner. Cannot praise everyone enough. They were absolutely fantastic. Plus, the waiting time is short and the clinic is very clean.

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    What you need to know about Gastric Band Surgery in Thailand

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    A gastric band is a type of bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) to treat obesity. This procedure involves placing an inflatable silicone band at the upper part of the stomach to reduce the size of your stomach and reduce food intake, so you will feel full after eating less food. Unlike many other types of bariatric surgery, such as Gastric Bypass, this procedure is minimally invasive, quick, reversible, and adjustable.

    Your doctor may recommend gastric band surgery for you if your body mass index (BMI) is 30 – 35, non-surgical approaches (such as regular exercise and dietary changes) have not proven effective, and/or you have obesity-related diseases. However, doctors do not recommend this procedure for people who have current alcohol or drug abuse disorder and people who have an uncontrolled psychiatric illness.

    After gastric band surgery, you will slowly lose your excess weight and your risk of developing weight-related diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease, is significantly reduced. You will be able to lead a more active life and enjoy numerous activities you could not do before, such as sports. It is important to remember, however, that you need to make healthy lifestyle changes to optimize the result.

    MyMediTravel currently lists 3 facilities in Thailand offering Gastric Band Surgery procedures - see above for the complete list, along with estimated prices. The price of a Gastric Band Surgery is usually standardized across all patients but a pre-assessment by the surgeon will confirm the price prior to traveling. For a personalized quote Click Here to submit your details

    What does a Gastric Band Surgery Procedure Involve?

    Gastric band surgery is carried out under general anesthesia, so you will be asleep during the procedure.

    To start the procedure, your surgeon creates several small incisions in your abdomen. These incisions are made to insert a device called a laparoscope, which is a long narrow tube with a camera on its end, as well as small surgical tools. The camera will give clear pictures of your stomach to guide the surgeon. Using the small surgical tools and guided by the camera, your surgeon places an inflatable, silicone band around the top part of your stomach and attaches a tube to the band. The tube can be accessed through a port under the skin of the abdomen. Using the port, saline solution is injected to inflate the band. The saline-filled band divides your stomach into two parts, a small pouch and a large pouch. Food will enter the smaller pouch. Since the smaller pouch can only hold smaller amounts of food, you will feel fuller faster.

    How Long Should I Stay in Thailand for a Gastric Band Surgery Procedure?

    It takes around 30 to 60 minutes to complete Gastric Band surgery. The procedure is usually carried out as an outpatient procedure, meaning you can leave the hospital on the same day of the surgery once the effects of the anesthesia wear off. While you can leave the hospital immediately, you should plan to stay in Thailand for at least 14 days following your surgery to allow your body to heal and to attend follow-up checkups.

    What's the Recovery Time for Gastric Band Surgery Procedures in Thailand?

    The recovery time after gastric band surgery is relatively short and easier than most other types of bariatric surgery. You should be able to resume your normal activities within 2 days. However, you should wait at least a week until you can go back to work, particularly if your job is physically demanding.

    What sort of Aftercare is Required for Gastric Band Surgery Procedures in Thailand?

    Your surgeon will give you a diet plan for your recovery period. For the first few days following your surgery, your diet is restricted to water and fluids, such as juices, thin soups, and milk. Up until the end of the fourth week, you can eat liquid and blended foods, such as pureed vegetables and yogurt. Soft foods are introduced 4-6 weeks following the surgery. After 6 weeks, you should be able to resume your normal diet.

    Besides a diet plan, your surgeon will also provide detailed post-operative instruction. You should take medicines as and when prescribed by your surgeon, use ice packs to deal with inflammation, change your bandage regularly, and avoid lifting heavy objects.

    It is also important that you consult a nutritionist who will make sure that your diet consists of food items rich in vitamins and minerals. Following dietary recommendations from your nutritionist and surgeon with care is vital because overeating can lead to dilation of the esophagus and vomiting. You also need to make healthy lifestyle changes to optimize and maintain your weight loss.

    What's the Success Rate of Gastric Band Surgery Procedures in Thailand?

    On average, you should be able to lose 40% to 60% of your excess weight after gastric band surgery. Most people lose about 0.5 kg to 1 kg each week following the surgery. One year after the surgery, you can expect to have lost between 22 kg and 45 kg of your excess weight. In order to accomplish long-term weight loss, you will need to be committed to maintaining a healthier lifestyle, by following a healthy diet and exercise regularly. It is important to bear in mind that gastric band surgery is a tool that will help you lose weight, instead of a shortcut.

    Before considering the surgery, you need to be aware of the risks associated with having a gastric band, which may include:

    • An adverse reaction to anesthesia, such as breathing problems, blood clots, allergic reactions, infection, heart attack, and stroke.
    • Slower weight loss compared to other types of bariatric surgery.
    • The band can have mechanical problems, slip, or erode into the stomach.
    • Injury to other abdominal organs.
    • Hernia.
    • Stomach ulcers, gastritis, and heartburn.
    • Wound infection.
    • Gastrointestinal scarring.
    • Poorer nutrition as a result of restricted food intake.

    Are there Alternatives to Gastric Band Surgery Procedures in Thailand?

    Alternative Bariatric Procedures:

    • Gastric Bypass involves creating a small pouch in your stomach and rerouting part of your digestive system so you cannot eat as much as you used to and your body cannot absorb as much food. Gastric bypass is considered as one of the most effective bariatric surgeries.
    • Gastric Sleeve works by removing a large portion of your stomach to reduce its size, resulting in a sleeve or banana-like structure.
    • Gastric Balloon uses an inflatable balloon to reduce the amount of food your stomach can contain at any one time. The inflatable balloon is temporarily inserted into your stomach through your throat. This procedure is nonsurgical and reversible.

    Whilst the information presented here has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers. This content was last updated on 01/03/2022.

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